Blog posts | Samantha Dunn

North East Link

On 17 January 2018 the North East Link Authority submitted a report to the Commonwealth Department of Environment seeking a quick and early decision under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on the environmental impacts of the proposed toll road. 

We Need to Talk About Infrastructure Victoria


The aspirations driving the establishment of an independent arbiter of infrastructure needs were admirable. Infrastructure planning in Victoria has become too politicised. The old Labor and Liberal parties hastily come up with plans only to see them scrapped when they lose government. Major projects are supported or opposed not on their merits, but on whether political points can be scored. Years of planning and design work can be dismissed solely because it is perceived as being tainted by the prior government.

Fighting for our Forests: 2016 in Review

It was a big year campaigning to create the Great Forest National Park (GFNP) and protect our incredible native forests from senseless logging by the government-owned ‘business’ VicForests.

It’s a great pleasure to share with you some of the highlights of last year working to protect our forests. But let’s first take a quick look at what we need to overcome after the year that has been 2016...